Fire Commissioner Minutes September 9, 2019

Regular Commissioner Meeting
(minutes pending approval)


September 9, 2019

Commissioner Margeson called the Regular Fire Commissioners meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Present: Commissioners Margeson, Murphy, and Crawford, Chief Francis, Treasurer Davelaar, Secretary Kankaala, Lieutenant Enos

The minutes of August 12, 2019 were unanimously approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Beginning August Operating Fund cash balance was $65,333.46. Beginning August General Investment Fund balance was $11,863.82.  Beginning August Capital Fund cash balance was $72,844.83. Beginning August Capital Investment Fund balance was $33,516.91. Grand total is $183,559.02.

This month’s expenses include $1,201.20 to State Auditor’s Office for the annual audit of 2017-2018 annual reports; 49,241.00 to Enduris for liability insurances for 09/2019 to 08/2020.  

August expenses were $12,245,88. Payroll for August was $2,591.20, and FF stipends were $1,104.13 for a grand total of $17,296.21 in August expenditures. 

August revenue included $2,053.49 in taxes collected, $150.00 in donations, $100.00 in Reimbursed BVFF FF Physical, $13.90 in Timber Excise, and $23.67 in interest.

District 17 Commissioners reviewed and approved the Treasurer’s Report, invoices, and firefighter stipends.

Open: None

Chief’s Report: See attached report for a list of drills and responses. 

The Skagit County Fire Marshall will be lifting the Burn Ban on September 11, 2019.

Commissioner Murphy made a motion to adopt the revisions to 201, regarding personnel and the membership application process. Commissioner Crawford seconded. The motion passed unanimously. This will be Resolution 413.

Old Business: 

The Guemes Island Fire Department Commissioners will be sending a letter to the Skagit Land Trust, regarding signs at Kelly Point and the dangers of climbing and defacing the bluff faces.

New Business: 

The Guemes Island Fire Commissioner’s October, 2019, meeting will be changed to October 7, 2019. Commissioner Crawford made a motion to change the 2019 October meeting to October 7, 2019. Commissioner Murphy seconded. The motion passed unanimously.  This will be Resolution 413.

The next resolution will be 414.

The next regular meeting will be October 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Fire Hall. 

The meeting adjourned at 7:28PM.

Submitted by Eric Kankaala, Secretary



Skagit County Fire District 17



Chief's Report - August 2019

Budget Report - September 2019